Hi Wyze Community,
I just want to do some sharing here.
I have been reading many posts about Wyze Cams didn’t work well with Mesh routers.
This post here is to discuss particularly on Netgear Orbi AC3000 (RBK50), and i wanted to share my frustrating experience and hopefully it could help a handful of people.
April2020…I bought myself a Netgear Orbi thinking to improve wifi deadspot. And it did improved the overall signals throughout my house.
And I tested Wyze as soon i hooked it up, it did work but not perfect as I could notice Wyze struggled to produce the live stream videos…
End of May2020…overtime the performance dropped using Wyze Cam. Hence, i went ahead and found a backdoor Telnet fix where i can split the singular SSID back tot he dual SSIDs (2.4/5). Unfortunately, it worked for 3minutes because latest Netgear firmware doesn’t allow this reverted itself back to the singular SSID state. I gave it a second try, again the router reverted itself back to default setting. So i gave up.
June2020…the performance dropped significantly. I kept seeing the loading circle keep spinning and the live stream never come up. If it’s successful, it would take minutes before the video feed show up. Because of that, I decided to remove Netgear Orbi and shelved it off to my garage as an antique feeling regret after spending $$.
And I rehook my old routers back where I can use 2 SSIDs (2.4 & 5), the Wyze works again (yeah).
July2020…the old router started to show sign of fatigue. Reason being it can’t support the size of my house (deadspot) and the high number of devices in my house (30+). To add on the workload, I am working from home and my son is doing virtual learning, hence it’s adding burden to the bandwidth needs.
End of July2020…i decided to give Netgear Orbi a try again because of me do not want to feel regretted after spending the high$$.
Here’s what i did :
a) Plug in the router to power source, and perform a Factory Reset for both the router and satellite.
b) Download Netgear Orbi app, reinstall the router by following the app instruction step by step. Do not rush it, just follow exactly the steps by taking your time.
c) Wahlah, after doing the factory reset and reinstallation steps, surprise outcome…the Wyze Cam now work.
d) To take this one step further, i went into the router advanced setting and change some of the setting by 1) turning on Beamforming, 2) turning on MUMIMO, 3) set 2.4G to channel 6 instead of auto and 4) turning off daisy chain (i don’t use it)
e) After doing step (d), the entire performance felt so much smoother. It’s not only Wyze Cam, now all the devices in my house are happier connecting to the routers and work superbly well.
Lastly for some savvy people that might ask me this questions. I am using:
Wyze App v2.12.33
Wyze Cam v184.108.40.206 (I am also a beta user, so i am now on v220.127.116.11)
Netgear Orbi v18.104.22.168
I hope this “not so long” post will help someone…thanks.